Britain’s youngest terrorist planned to behead his teachers, court hears

The Telegraph is reporting that Britain’s youngest terrorist planned to behead his teachers and had drawn up a hit list on who to kill first, a court has heard. 

The youngster, who masterminded an Islamist plot to attack an Anzac Day parade in Australia, also talked about planting a bomb on a plane. 

The schoolboy fanatic was directly recruited by Isil online when he was just 14 and was “wired in to” the terrorist network, Manchester Crown Court heard. 

It also emerged that the boy, now aged 15, was so extreme that his classmates had nicknamed him “the terrorist” 

The attack, which the boy planned from his bedroom in Blackburn, Lancashire, was foiled by police after they arrested the youngster for making threats to kill at his school. 

A two-day sentencing hearing was told on Thursday that the youngster, who had a troubled family life, had frequently threatened to kill his teachers, including one who he told he would “cut the throat”.

He told another “you are on my beheading list” and said he had moved “above” another teacher. 

He threatened a teaching assistant with a pair of scissors and told another “your time has come”. 

The boy plotted with a teenager in Melbourne in March this year to carry out a terror attack on Anzac Day on the centenary of the First World War battle in Gallipoli which it commemorates…

Paul Greaney QC, told the court: “A clear picture emerges of a young person who was, by March 2015, thoroughly and dangerously radicalised and committed to Isil and the idea of violent jihad and who was, moreover, wired into the Isil network.” 

The court was told that if the plot had not been thwarted it would have “in all probability” resulted in a number of deaths…

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